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Montreal police believe missing boy fell in the Rivière des Prairies

Montreal police say they believe a 10-year-old boy who disappeared last week accidentally fell in the Rivière des Prairies. Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou was last seen March 12 in des Bateliers Park, which borders the river, after he left his home in Ahuntsic-Cartierville to meet a friend.

Police call off search in icy river for missing Montreal boy

Divers have found no sign of Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou in the frigid waters on Montreal's north shore over the last two days and the dive effort has now been halted.
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'If you have our child, bring him back to us': Search continues for missing Montreal boy

Members of the community are retracing the steps of a missing 10-year-old boy this morning in Montreal after a week of exhaustive searches and still no sign of Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou. The family is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information about their son's whereabouts.

After day of tears, vigil of hope for missing Montreal boy's family

An outpouring of support reached the doorstep of Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou's family home in the form of a vigil Friday night, following a harrowing week full of unanswered questions.

Still no trace of missing Montreal boy as search continues

Searches are underway for a 10-year-old boy missing from Montreal's north end after a night of police officers and volunteers canvassing the snowy park that borders on the Rivière des Prairies and where he was last seen.

Missing Montreal boy captured on surveillance camera on morning he disappeared

The 10-year-old boy who vanished Monday after leaving home in Montreal's north end to meet a friend was seen on surveillance footage walking alone the morning he disappeared.

Death of Indigenous woman who left ER without being treated leads to changes at MUHC

The McGill University Health Centre has changed its admitting practices following an internal investigation into why an Indigenous woman who had her medical insurance card stolen left the hospital when she was informed she would have to pay to see a doctor.

'Our sisters are still not protected': Montrealers call for justice for Tina Fontaine

The failure to hold anyone accountable for the 2014 death of an Indigenous teenager in Winnipeg brought several hundred people to Montreal's Cabot Square on Saturday, where they demanded more concrete action on reconciliation and urgent reforms to Canada's justice system.
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'It's time to heal': Montreal writer wins battle to get insurer to recognize his depression

After being denied coverage for his depression, Samuel Archibald received a call from UQAM's group insurance company, Desjardins, on Thursday morning informing him that they had reviewed his file and accepted his claim.

Pointe-Saint-Charles tenants forced out of homes due to safety risks

Two deteriorating apartment buildings in Pointe-Saint-Charles are now padlocked, after a Superior Court justice upheld a city evacuation order due to safety risks, forcing tenants to vacate.

Quebec's anti-corruption unit gets its powers boosted, despite internal woes

Quebec's National Assembly has adopted a bill that gives more power to the province's anti-corruption unit (UPAC), the independent bureau of investigations (BEI) and the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP).

Lino Zambito cuts ties with UPAC, calls for independent investigation

Lino Zambito says he will no longer collaborate with Quebec's anti-corruption unit (UPAC) after he was named in an affidavit that details the unit's efforts to uncover who was leaking classified information about ongoing investigations to the media.

Pilot, adult daughter, her friend dead after helicopter crashes in Drummondville, Que.

A father and daughter were among the three people killed after a helicopter crashed and then caught fire Thursday night in a field in Drummondville, Que.

Playing pickup with a champion: Sidney Crosby surprises Quebec teen at local hockey rink

A 19-year-old Quebec hockey player didn't expect to meet Stanley Cup champion Sidney Crosby when he stepped onto fresh outdoor ice during a frigid morning last month.

All 3 MMA rail workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial

After nine days of deliberations, jurors have acquitted the three former Montreal, Maine and Atlantic (MMA) railway employees charged with criminal negligence causing death in the 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Que., rail disaster.